2017 Rebel With a Cause Gala



This year’s Rebel with a Cause Gala was a success thanks to all of your support. If you were there with us, thank you! If you couldn’t make it or want to relive the event, watch our featured video and the keynote speech below.


2017 Rebel with a Cause Featured Video

2017 Rebel with a Cause Keynote Speech:
LaDonna Brave Bull Allard

If you won an auction item and need to make arrangements to pick it up or have it delivered, please contact Grace Randazzo, Fundraising and Events Coordinator, at 303-405-6722 or grace@conservationco.org

2017 Rebel with a Cause Honoree:
LaDonna Brave Bull Allard

This year, we are thrilled to honor LaDonna Brave Bull Allard as our Rebel of the Year. Ms. Allard is a dedicated leader for indigenous rights, women’s rights, and environmental justice. Standing firm in the face of great odds, she helped lead the high-profile movement opposing the Dakota Access Pipeline with strength and courage.

Ms. Allard established the Sacred Stone camp on her own property, hosting over 10,000 camping protesters by December 2016. This movement has become the largest intertribal alliance on the American continent in centuries, with over 200 tribal nations. Ms. Allard and others continue to protest the injustice of the Dakota Access Pipeline, fighting to preserve the Lakota tribe’s clean water.


Photo courtesy of leg.colorado.gov

2017 Legislator of the Year: 
Representative Diane Mitsch Bush

This year, we are proud to award Diane Mitsch Bush as our Legislator of the Year. As a third-term conservation leader, Diane Mitsch Bush has consistently stood up for her constituents by supporting pro-environment and anti-pollution legislation. With a 100% score in our Conservation Scorecard, she truly represents our values as Coloradoans.



Click below for host committee and sponsor details
Thank you to our host committee
Bennett Boechtenstein
Anne Castle
Pilar Chapa
Maria DeCambra
John Fielder
Rudy Gonzales
Dickey Lee Hullinghorst
Anneliese Loevlie
Sonrisa Lucero
Nicole Melaku
John Messner
David Miller
Loretta Pineda
Ian Silverii
Lizzy Stephan
Irene Vilar
Jenny Willford






Thank you to our sponsors

 Gold Level Sponsors:

 Friedman Family Foundation

Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell logo


Silver Level Sponsors: 

Alpine Bank logo (2)


Johns Manville_web

New Belgium logo




Tax information: Unless otherwise noted, ticket purchases, sponsorships, and paddleraiser donations to the 2017 Rebel with a Cause Gala are non tax-deductible and support the advocacy efforts of our 501(c)4, Conservation Colorado. In addition, the first $50 of all eligible donations will be transferred to Conservation Colorado Action Fund’s Small Donor Committee (SDC), which directly supports pro-environment candidates in the most important state and local races across Colorado. If you made your sponsorship or ticket donation online prior to the event your electronic receipt serves as your tax document. A portion of silent auction item purchases are tax-deductible and support our 501(c)3, Conservation Colorado Education Fund. To calculate your tax-deductible amount, please deduct the value of the item you bid on from your winning bid amount. The remaining amount is the tax-deductible amount. Conservation Colorado Education Fund’s tax ID is 84-0614285.

Questions or comments? Contact Grace Randazzo, Fundraising and Events Coordinator, at 303-405-6722 or grace@conservationco.org

Learn More about the 2017 Rebel with a Cause: LaDonna Brave Bull Allard


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